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Research Manager New Job Opportunity at NIMR Mwanza

Research Manager New Job Opportunity at NIMR Mwanza

Research Manager New Job Opportunity at NIMR Mwanza

Research Manager 

Background:

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a parastatal organization established by an Act of parliament No.23 of 1979 (CAP.59, R.E. 2002) and became operational in 1980.

NIMR-Mwanza Research Centre (MMRC) is one of the NIMR Centers located in Mwanza.

The Centre is currently conducting research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance.

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NIMR is collaborating with the University of Oxford, UK and the University of Cape Town, South Africa to conduct a two-arm cluster randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ParentApp (an evidence-based parenting app for parents and caregivers of adolescents aged 10-18 years) on improving parenting, reducing violence and assessing processes and outcomes which address parenting skills that promote holistic adolescent development, specifically related to executive function and social integration using learning through play approach.

The study will be conducted in two regions- Mwanza and Shinyanga Region, in Tanzania.

On behalf of the Director-General, Centre Director is looking for qualified, experienced and well-motivated individuals to join the NIMR research team, evaluating the impact of the ParentApp digital intervention for the following positions:

  • one (1) Research Manager,
  • one (1)  Data Manager and
  • twenty (20) Research Assistants.

The post holders will be based in Mwanza, but with frequent visits and stays at the study sites and close collaboration with partner academic institutions, organisations and stakeholders.

JOB POSITION: RESEARCH MANAGER (1 Post)

PROJECT TITLE:  Parent App for teens Tanzania

REPORTING: The Project Investigator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assist the PI in developing research protocols and pretesting and piloting of data collection tools;
  • To participate in developing the capacity of junior staff, including training of local research enumerators;
  • To plan and supervise the collection of all quantitative data in the Mwanza and Shinyanga regions;
  • To coordinate data collection in the field;
  • Periodically conduct quality checks of the quantitative data;
  • To collect, transmit and process data;
  • To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Research Manager New Job Opportunity at NIMR Mwanza

QUALIFICATION AND COMPITENCE:

  • A holder of a Masters’s Degree in one of the following specializations: Public Health, Education or Epidemiology;
  • Experience in conducting digital data collection;
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting randomized controlled trials are preferable;
  • A practical experience in project management;
  • Proven managerial, organizational and report-writing skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary research team;  
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; and
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

TERMS OF SERVICE: One (1) year contract which may be renewed for two more years on the basis of performance and mutual agreement.

DUTY STATION: The successful candidate will be based at NIMR Mwanza Centre with regular visits to study sites in both Mwanza and Shinyanga Regions.

COMPENSATION: A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate as per the project budget.  

MODE OF APPLICATION:

  • Application letters should be written in English;
  • Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with reliable contacts;
  • Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates including form four and six certificates;
  • Application letters should be attached with detailed curriculum vitae; and

All applications should be addressed to:

Centre Director,

National Institute for Medical Research – Mwanza Centre,

P.O. Box 1462,

Mwanza.

Or through email: graceeliakim@gmail.com / mwanza@nimr.or.tz

Website http://nimr.or.tz/

The closing date for applications is 4th May 2022.

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